OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2014) - Science Fiction Entertainment, Inc. (SFE), host of the first of its kind Evolution Expo event at the Oakland Marriott City Center June 27-29, establishes their philanthropic mission by hosting a Celebrity Charity Gala and Auction at Chabot Space and Science Center Saturday, June 28th at 7 p.m. Celebrity guests attending the gala on behalf of their favorite charities include Mayim Bialik, Amanda Tapping, Katee Sackhoff, Jason Momoa, Kevin Sorbo, John Rhys-Davies, Tim Russ, and Veronica Cartwright.
Gala patrons will be feted with music and delicious food, plus the opportunity to participate in an auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences. With philanthropy as a priority, Science Fiction Entertainment has committed 100% of the proceeds from the evening, including ticket price, to benefit Chabot Space and Science Center and favorite charities of attending talent including Bet Tzedek, Sanctuary for Kids, Acting Outlaws, A World Fit for Kids, and Shine on Sierra Leone.
According to Chabot's Executive Director and CEO, Alexander Zwissler, "This is an exciting time for Chabot and our partnership with Science Fiction Entertainment's Evolution Expo; the Expo's focus aligns with many new initiatives here, including exhibits that explore the intersections of science fiction and fact. We're excited to host the Science Fiction Entertainment Gala and support their efforts as they hook kids on science application and STEM activities through the imaginative world of science fiction."
Evolution Expo 2014 will feature all of the celebrities mentioned above as well as noted scientists Dr. Pascal Lee, Dr. Chris McKay, Dr. John Jaquish, and Astronauts Joe Edwards and Wendy Lawrence. A new addition to the prestigious speakers group is Rod Roddenberry, a television producer, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
Rod Roddenberry, who will present a panel on scientific achievements and their relationship to science fiction, said "Roddenberry Entertainment is steeped in a long tradition of appreciating the symbiotic relationship between science and science fiction. As great science fiction can be extrapolated from the day's scientific knowledge, the future of science and technology can, in turn, be inspired by impactful science fiction. We are happy to support an endeavor like Evolution Expo, whose objective it is to celebrate such wonderful intersection of knowledge and imagination."
Finally, the Expo will present a special Friday night concert on June 27th with the legendary Jefferson Starship featuring Spock's Beard. Tickets are on sale now for Evolution Expo and the Concert. For more information, please visit www.evolutionexpo.net.
About Science Fiction Entertainment, Inc.
Science Fiction Entertainment, Inc., (SFE) is a Los Angeles-based events company established as one of California's newest Benefit Corporations. As a Benefit Corporation, SFE joins an emerging global business community; one that is dedicated to using the power of business and events to find solutions for social and environmental issues. For more information, visit www.sciencefictionentertainment.com. Stay up to date with Evolution Expo by connecting via connecting via Facebook and Twitter.